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Old 03 July 2006, 18:50   #1
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How to test a tank for leaks..

Can anyone help i have found an under deck fuel tank in my boat and wondered if anyone knew the best way to test it for leaks etc???

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Old 03 July 2006, 19:50   #2
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Tank leaks

The only sure fire way is to pressure test it. This can be a little involved and has to to done right to have confidence in the test. I do this at least once a month in a non boat petrol tank application, but same principles. PM me if you require details. regards T.

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Old 11 July 2006, 13:39   #3
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i would say the same as linda, but otherwise empty it then put it in a tank of water see if you get anything inside
try it!!
but if you do you need to clean it so no water is still in there if you reuse it
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